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Obama’s game-changing plan
In the developed world, banks have recovered faster than the other sectors of the economy, and now face concerted regulatory action in many countries. After they were bailed out with enormous amounts of public money, it was expected that they ...
Noise is the permanent background score to life in bustling cities and towns. But when it exceeds a threshold, it disrupts the thought process and causes great annoyance. The World Health Organisation says it also affects health. Prolonged ...
Leader Page Articles
End of two-party dominance in U.K.?
By Hasan Suroor
In Britain, the idea of a hung parliament is a bit of a novelty. In its parliamentary history, there have been only a few occasions when one of the two main parties has been forced to turn to the smaller third party for support.
Bankers return to Davos but with a bit less swagger
By Jack Ewing
Expectations are high among participants that Davos could contribute to the debate on financial regulation.
French panel recommends partial burka ban
By Lizzy Davies
Committee urges that anyone covering their face be barred from entering public sector property, including hospitals and schools, and using public transport.
Ozone hole’s healing may worsen global warming
By Sindya N. Bhanoo
That the hole in the Earth’s ozone layer is slowly mending is considered a big victory for environmental policymakers. But in a new report, scientists say there is a downside: Its repair may contribute to global warming. It turns ...
Corrections and clarifications
* * The second paragraph of a report “Padma Vibhushan for P.C. Reddy, Y.V. Reddy, Ramakrishnan” (January 26, 2010, page 1) said Fareed Zakaria, who is among the 43 persons chosen for this year’s Padma Bhushan, is a ...
Patient safety: conversation to curriculum
By Daniel Blumenthal and Ishani Ganguli
The value of surgical checklists and encouraging all members of a surgical team to speak up about potential sources of error has to be highlighted.
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